Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump secret Twitter account was just discovered by a reporter and she wasted zero time in outing him.
Mitt thinks the media loves him for coming out against Trump and he revealed a bit too much in an interview with the Atlantic where he said he had a fake Twitter account to “lurk.”
“That’s kind of what he does,” Romney said with a shrug, and then got up to retrieve an iPad from his desk. He explained that he uses a secret Twitter account—“What do they call me, a lurker?”—to keep tabs on the political conversation. “I won’t give you the name of it,” he said [emphasis added], but “I’m following 668 people.” Swiping at his tablet, he recited some of the accounts he follows, including journalists, late-night comedians (“What’s his name, the big redhead from Boston?”), and athletes. Trump was not among them. “He tweets so much,” Romney said, comparing the president to one of his nieces who overshares on Instagram. “I love her, but it’s like, ah, it’s too much.”
He thought his newfound adulation from the media would shield him, but he was wrong. They went to work sleuthing out his fake account and they found it within the day.
And then they went public to humiliate him. The name he chose, Pierre Delecto, is just embarrassing as well. From Slate:
Of the 257 tweets the account has liked over the last eight years, 30 of them came from the official @SenatorRomney account, 28 came from the official @MittRomney account, seven were tweets quoting either the @SenatoryRomney or @MittRomney accounts, and three included a direct mention of one or the other. Even more were about Romney generally without mentioning an official Twitter handle.
Among Pierre’s liked tweets that don’t directly mention Mitt Romney, George Conway, Kellyanne Conway’s outspoken NeverTrump-er of a husband, appears to be a particular favorite, with Pierre liking quite a few tweets that call Trump’s fitness for office into question, as well as this one expressing frustration at Lindsey Graham.
Pierre Delecto also liked this tweet tentatively supporting an invocation of the 25th amendment.
Perhaps more revealing among the account’s liked tweets, though, is this.
I've always thought that "invoke the 25th amendment!" was a misguided, futile notion but after this Tweet from the President, I'm reassessing… https://t.co/MFs3MpT6kj— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) October 7, 2019
You were cheating on your second wife with the woman who is now your third wife even while impeaching Clinton for cheating on his wife. Show yourself out🐮 https://t.co/3I5ZhWgAFE— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) September 30, 2019